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Transportation Energy Use {Infographic}

One of our sister sites, Gas2.org, recently had a great infographic on the energy efficiency of movement that I thought was worth a share on here as well. As I point out repeatedly here on Planetsave, transportation is one of the biggest contributors to our environmental problems and one of the critical factors in our modern world that reduces our quality of life. The infographic mentions, for instance, that 22% of worldwide energy use and 27% of carbon emissions are from transportation (the figures are even higher in the U.S.).

May 31st

How Bad Ideas Keep Rebounding Into Public Discourse: The Rebound Effect and Its Refutation

I covered the rebound effect here on Planetsave a couple times a couple months ago. The common argument of rebound effect enthusiasts is that energy efficiency actually increases energy use. Sound hard to believe? Yeah, that’s because it’s not true. Anyway, NRDC’s David Goldstein, Sierra Martinez, and Robin Roy delved into this topic in more depth recently and I’m reposting a great article by David Goldstein on their new report below.

The Linkage between Energy Use and Economic Growth

A new study published in the January issue of the journal BioScience has found a strong correlation between global energy use and economic growth. The research has led the authors to infer that energy use limits economic activity directly, and that an “enormous” increase in energy supply will be necessary to meet the demands of […]

January 11th